Excellent snorkelling & stunning viewpoints

Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay, Koh Tao

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Tanote Bay is located on the east coast of Koh Tao

It is surrounded by verdant high hills and large boulders, including one in the middle of the bay which is well known for rock jumping.
All buildings in Tanote Bay are a distance away from the sea, so there is a large area of beach, ideal for sunbathing, playing beach games or having a picnic. It offers privacy, but not much shade.

Tanote Bay is a good place to view the sunrise, always a beautiful way to start your day. Snorkelling is excellent here with a great variety of coral and some fairly large fish that can be seen just a few steps into the water. Kayaks are available and from here you can go to the isolated and pristine bay of Laem Thian which is inaccessible by car. This is a great idea for a half day trip, though it is easy to spend a full day there.

The mountainous terrain of Tanote Bay is also interesting to explore. You can hike to three stunning viewpoints; the water reservoir, West Coast Viewpoint and Tanote Peak. It takes only half an hour to walk uphill from the bay to the first viewpoint. From the West Coast Viewpoint you can continue your hike in the jungle to either Sairee town or Laem Thian.


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Snorkelling is excellent here with a great variety of coral and some fairly large fish that can be seen just a few steps into the water.

 
Koh Tao accommodation in Tanote Bay

Accommodation in
Tanote Bay, Koh Tao

There are more choices of accommodation here than any other places on the east coast and there are restaurants and bars apart from the resort’s own facilities that you can choose from…

 

Bangkok - Koh Tao Lomprayah boat ticket
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Tanote Bay – Photo Gallery

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Tanote Bay, Koh Tao aerial video

Road access
Good concrete road. Steep down to the bay.